Great to see Mays writing an article like this. I love seeing a good writer developing an identity, and this (NFL recent history) — besides the crazy love for linemen — could be his.
I experienced the tragedy here in Mariana (I used to work in the little district that was vanished from existence) and this article brought tears to my eyes. The post-tragedy experience is very strong, so kudos for the guys in the Saints organization that managed to bring so much talent around after Katrina. Their suberbowl win was one of the most fun SBs ever.